Agricultural News

Let Cattle do the Seeding

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cattle can be managed to produce calves, beef and milk, but can they also be put to work re-seeding pastures?As long as you’re not in a hurry, producers who manage beef cows and yearlings so they distribute legume seeds through their manure, say “yes” it can be a passive, yet effective means of Read More...

An Abundance of Elk Cause Feedstock Damage

Friday, March 3, 2017

A growing population of elk has spread along the Rocky Mountain foothills and in scattered populations throughout the parklands of central Alberta. The expanding elk population has resulted in increasing conflict with human activities, particularly with farmers and ranchers. Some livestock producers Read More...

2017 Get Set to Grow Workshops

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bees & Trees Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Farm Energy Management Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Farm Security Thursday, March 16, 2017 Backyard Hens Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Septic Sense: Solutions for Rural Living Thursday, March 30, 2017 Green Acreage Guide Tuesday, Read More...

Updates to Agricultural Grant Programs

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This week, changes were announced to the On-Farm Energy Management grant. The maximum was raised from $50,000 to $750,000 at the 70% cost share level, and would apply to projects from April 1, 2013. This may help with any eligible activities done in the past or being considering now, to make Read More...

County Deploys Aerial Drone

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rocky View County has begun using a new unmanned aerial drone in an ongoing fight against a persistent and dangerous enemy. But the County isn’t battling spies or drug lords—it’s fighting noxious weeds.To urban dwellers, weeds are a blemish on carefully-manicured landscapes, but in rural Alberta Read More...

Agriculture Roundups 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Do you have excess garbage and recycling to get rid of? Rocky View County is holding nine Agriculture Roundups around the County between June 1 and September 28. Items we are accept include:  Empty pesticide containers Tires E-waste Wire Agricultural plastics Paint Household Read More...

Agricultural Tour 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour, featuring farms and ag-businesses in the northeast area of the County. This year’s tour will feature a seed potato operation, a seed cleaning plan, and other topics that are important to Alberta’s agricultural community. Date: Read More...

Weed Spraying Begins in May

Monday, April 25, 2016

We will begin spraying noxious weeds on Rocky View County lands from the beginning of May to the end of summer. We control weeds every year to protect native plants, crop lands, and wildlife habitats from being displaced by invasive weed species.This year we’re spraying in division 6, and making Read More...

2016 Census of Agriculture Benefits Farmers

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Census of Agriculture is now on the horizon. In early May, you will receive a letter with easy to follow instructions on how to complete your questionnaire.Census of Agriculture data are the definitive source of community-level data. By drawing on these data, decision makers will be assured that Read More...

Free Disposal of Pesticides and Livestock Medications

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Farmers in Rocky View County are invited to bring in their unwanted or expired agricultural pesticides and livestock medications for safe and free disposal:Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Location: Crop Production Services—10 kilometres west of Crossfield on Highway 574There Read More...

County Presents Master Farm Family Award Winner for 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rocky View County is pleased to announce Murray and Reba Taks are this year’s Master Farm Family Award winners.“We are very happy to present the award to the Taks family,” says Earl Solberg, Councillor and Agricultural Services Board Chair, at a luncheon during the annual County agricultural tour. Read More...

Agricultural Tour 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Update: The tour is sold out.Register now for Rocky View County’s annual Agricultural Tour, featuring farms and ag-businesses in the northwest area of the County. This year’s tour will feature a rare mustang horse breeder and working dogs training facility, flood and drought reduction practices, and Read More...

Western Canadian Cow-Calf Productivity Survey

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development invites you to take a survey about your operation and your management and marketing practices as they relate to your 2014 calf crop, starting with breeding in 2013 and ending with weaning of your 2014-born calves.Results of the survey will help guide extension Read More...

County announces Master Farm Family Award winner for 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Rocky View County is pleased to announce Darcey and Leisa Gallelli are this year’s 2014 Master Farm Family Award winners.“Every year we look for families who show great community spirit, are leaders in agriculture, and who have many years of industry experience,” says Earl Solberg, Councillor and Read More...

Get your tickets to Rocky View County’s Agricultural Tour now

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The deadline is rapidly approaching to get tickets for Rocky View County’s exclusive Agricultural Tour. Join us on July 18, and get up-close and personal with some of the County’s most exciting agricultural initiatives.Starting in Balzac, the tour travels south through Chestermere, Langdon, and Read More...

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